I recently posted a picture of my Niigata Traveler quilt, which my husband and I will be taking on our trip to Japan this month to present to our hosts in Niigata.
In response to this blog post about the trip, my blog buddy, Zenia Renee (A Quilted Passion) mentioned that she wanted to try the quilt pattern. Being sorely holiday-delinquent toward her, I leapt into action that night and literally! cranked out 256 red/orange/purple lozenges using my Accuquilt Go! Baby machine. (Red is her favorite color.)
It got me to thinking, though. If I'm lucky enough to get to go to Japan, I should spread the luck far and wide! So that's why I'm offering a 256-lozenge GIVEAWAY. That, plus 2.5 yards of background fabric, is enough to make this 72" x 72" quilt top.
Here are the rules. In the comments, tell me what color range you would use to make a Niigata Traveler quilt. Be as specific as you can in describing the colors, and feel free to rename it accordingly. Just for fun, tell me what background color(s) you would use, too.
I'll consult my stash, and the color range that both suits my supply and sounds delicious will get the nod. I'll cut 256 + lozenges and put them in the mail. And, in the next few days, I'll post instructions for making the basic block.
Even if you don't win, you can bookmark my blog (however you do that), and have the benefit of dozens of photos taken at the Tokyo Great International Quilt Festival and throughout the rest of the Quilters Express tour of Japan.